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Tick Tock USS Connie

Posted July 6, 2020, 8:34 p.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade James Grey (Chief Science Officer) (Hjortur Ingi)

Posted by Captain Aaron Michaels (Commanding Officer) in Tick Tock USS Connie

Posted by Gamemaster Gremlins Mouse (GamesMaster) in Tick Tock USS Connie

Posted by Ensign Byrnarterro Ch’riaqer (Science Officer) in Tick Tock USS Connie
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The mouse squeaked “Hurry. We must Hurry. The queen’s changing of the guard will be happening shortly, then our opportunity will have to wait until the next change.” She said as she picked up her pace, which wasn’t hard to do as she just dropped to all four paws, the others following her would have to speed up slightly to keep up with her. After several more minutes the group exited the heavy forest to an opening with a large hedge surrounding what could only be described as a castle, with a very large mountain standing behind it.

The Mouse stopped suddenly “There, there is where we need to be. At the base of the mountain.” She squeaked “There is a building there that controls everything.” She said “We only have to get through them....” She pointed to a bunch of guards that stood around the perimeter of the grounds looking very mean and well armed.

Mouse

Emily came to a stop and looked at the area “Well, how hard can that be.” She asked mostly to herself as she took in the surroundings and then caught sight of what might be a shield emitter underneath one of the bushes.

CE

Gong’Da was basically running to keep up and was not pleased. Panting when they stopped he looked at everything. “Question Mouse. Why do we have to wait for the changing of the guards? That means there will be twice as many guards here and half of them fresh for battle. Why can’t we just walk around the castle to get to the mountain?” He was still panting and thankful for the long and sturdy stick he picked up to keep him upright.

Gong’Da CMO

“It’s never that easy, Doctor.” Aaron said, squinting slightly, spotting the same thing Emily saw. “Bradford, how fast can you drop the shields from that emitter?”

Aaron Michaels, CO

Emily was kneeling in front of the emitter “A matter of seconds Captain. Unfortunately, they are on a closed circuit. I disable this one, it will alert who knows that the emitter has failed and looking through the hedge, there really isn’t anywhere for us to hide.” She said “It might be better if we get closer to our destination before we start monkeying with the shield emitters.” Emily said looking up at Aaron.

“I fear that if we’d try to walk around the castle we’d lose you half the way through, doctor” James added, only half-joking.

CSO

Byr’s antennae went stiff straight when he saw the guards, as he became more alert. Once they stiffined, the tips of his antannae led in towards the guards to see if he could tell what species these guards were, without giving away their own position.

Ensign Byrnarterro Ch’riaqer, Science

CE

The Mouse looked at the others “What..no…you have to get over to the mountain first…they will kill you.” She squeaked “We have to get out of here.” She looked around nervously “The guards, they will kill you.. those swords are real.”

Mouse

Aaron’s jaw clenched. “Fine. We’ll move over the mountain. At guard change drop the emitter. It might cause enough chaos to give us a few moments.”

Aaron Michaels, CO

Byr kept an eye out for good scouting positions, where there were potential places to get ready, and also scanned the various flora and fauna that came near to make sure it was all catologued for the ship.

Ensign Byrnarterro Ch’riaqer, Science

“I really wish I’d worn my hiking shoes, or my sneaking-past-armed-guards shoes.” James looked at his feet “Starfleet shoes aren’t exactly designed for this” He said just to say something.

CSO

“Well I will just let the professionals handle the sneaking and shooting and I will take care of any of you that are not as good in it like you thought you were.” He said quietly.

Gong’Da CMO

James looked back at the Doctor then back at the view “Well at least I have that to look forward to.”

CSO

“That hopefully won’t be a critical issue.” Aaron said. “Hopefully we can get out of this mess.”

Aaron Michaels, CO
Emily looked at Aaron “Captain, I think I might be able to get the emitters down without a huge alert being sent out, but it’s going to take some doing.” She looked at the mouse “I need some pins and some paper.” She said “Is there anywhere near here that might have those things.” She asked the nervous little mouse before looking back at the Captain “Those emitters are Cardassian in design.”

CE

The mouse squeaked “At the engineering shed…there are paper and pins there.” She said and then confirmed the Chief Engineer’s suspicions “But they aren’t here…someone else came in and is running this.” She said leading teh group off “Move quickly, they are starting to make their rounds again, we must be to that tree line before they see us.” The mouse said running off as the crew was once again cut off by the white rabbit “Oh dear, so late. The queen has a beheading to do…must get the executioner.....” As he ran off he called back “Red or Blue your choice to make....”

Gremlins Mouse

“Cardassians? Executioner? Red or Blue? Am I the only one who is completely confused here?” Aaron asked. “I’m still not following what’s going on entirely, but…uh…I want us to live.”

Aaron Michaels, CO

“And you all thought we Ferengi were hard to deal with. I do not make any sense in what they say. I know what language they are speaking and I understand the words but cannot put it together.”

Gong’da CMO

“Humans always did have some strange stories - I mean - a talking rabbit!” Byr said to himself. There was something going on here, he wasn’t completely familiar with Earthen literature, but he had heard a little about the ancient story Alice in Wonderland. “The book didn’t really make much sense either,” he commented with a shrug.

Ensign Byrnarterro Ch’riaqer, Science

“The red queen uses an executioner to chop of the heads of multiple characters in the novel. The Cardassian emitters were probably brought here by those who took over” he waved his hands around “This. The red and blue is a little tougher to decipher, it’s most likely a different reference which can be explained with a simple split: Blue is staying within this realm and red is seeing the truth and exiting.” He paused “Then, of course, that could just be my bias showing and could be a totally different thing. For now, I suggest we move on so we can get there unseen” He said for the first time not being the least bit jovial.

CSO

Gong’da looked at the CSO puzzled. “What?”

The mouse made it to the woodline in about five minutes. She stopped to catch her breath once everyone else was in the woodline, she pulled them further back “The Cardassians first came here, there are a few of them still around the palace.” She said “We have never seen the new ones that have taken over. They are worse than any cardassian i have ever seen.” She said “There are deaths every day, for minor things.” She said “We need a way out of here.” She said “If we can take these things down, I think that we’ll all return to our original forms. At least I hope so.”

She looked at Gray and Byr “You’ll see that there are lots of valuable things here. In the shed you will find scanners, you can tell us what you find.” She said as the ground rumbled......”Oh dear.....” She looked around trembling.

Mouse

Emily looked at everyone “Okay…So....take down the emitters, find out who’s doing this and stop them....Easy peasy.” She muttered as she looked out back the way they came and saw some guards coming toward them. She touched Aaron’s shoulder and pointed at the guards and shushed everyone.

CE

Byr’s antennae instantly turned to the direction that the CE indicated and he quickly looked around for a rock or ledge to hide behind or below.

Ensign Byrnarterro Ch’riaqer, Science

Gong’da just took a knee. Since he was so short already, it made him almost invisible. But he now could not see what was happening and would have to rely on everyone else for directions.

Gong’da CMO

NE Brown stepped on a branch and it snapped just as the guards were passing by, they stopped “Halt who goes there.” They demanded walking over toward the crew but not stepping into the actual woodline, everyone stood silently, waiting for them to go on their route. It took several more minutes before they moved on. Mouse looked at everyone “Seriously, you need to watch where you’re going.” She said “You’ll get us killed.” She turned and headed back off “Hurry, we must hurry, before they come again.”

The Mouse kept looking around her. as she lead the group through the woods.

Gremlins Mouse

Emily simply followed, she was going over in her mind exactly what needed to be done once they got to their destination.

CE

James was careful in his walk, he usually prefered to keep things light and breezy but the current situation called for a more serious approach. at Least for now.

CSO

The closer they got to the station, the more anxious the little mouse that was leading them got. To their left they could see a large palace like building, that was covered in red roses. Just outside the gates were small farms and other assorted buildings that looked dingy compared to the palace. The mouse suddenly squeaked as the Smiling Cat reappeared “What are you doing here. This is the forbidden area.” He said

Mouse

James smiled slightly “I think you’re mistaken, I’m fairly certain that this is the bidden area, where travelers can sneak in peace” His voice was quiet as not to garner any attention.

CSO

Byr’s Antennae pointed toward the cat as he looked up to where the voice came from seeing the smiling creature. Looking over to James, and hearing him respond - Byr went along with it. This was something from that book that he had mentioned, something about a smiling feline creature. If anyone knew what to do, he felt the humans knew the story the best.

Ensign Byrnarterro Ch’riaqer, Science

The Cat cocked his head to one side “No…you are mistaken....” He purred “This is forbidden....the last people that tried....well…don’t dig to deeply....the ground holds secrets you know.” He purred again and disappeared, leaving only a grinning mouth “Be ware the teeth that clack.” and then it was gone. As soon as it was gone, there was the sound of cracking branches to the left and right of the group.....were they being followed.

Mouse

Aaron turned, brandishing his stick like a 21st century swordfighter. After a few moments, he turned and quietly caught up with the group, staying close to them. “This is not what I thought I’d be doing on my first day in command of a Starship.” He whispered.

Aaron Michaels, CO

James looked back “I suggest we keep moving, let’s not make this yer last day” He considered the phrase ‘teeth that clack’. Since they realized the connection to Alice in wonderland he had been stretching back his memory to when he had read the stories as a young man. It was not a phrase he was familiar with but it could just be his memory failing or the fact that he never much cared for the story outside of it’s mathematical historical origin so he decided not to mention it, yet.

CSO


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